How To Guarantee Packaging Compliance
Traceability initiatives are necessary to manage safety concerns and product identification from manufacturer to store shelves. Packaging with barcodes or messages that do not meet compliance standards may be subject to severe consequences from damaged reputations to fines. Diagraph believes in on-going commitment to best practices to ensure manufacturers can achieve completely compliant packaging.
Read the full whitepaper to explore four key considerations to guarantee packaging compliance.
2018 Innovations in Snack Food Packaging: The Impact on Manufacturers, Packagers & Retailers
Snack manufacturers must be conscious of their marking and labeling operations on a primary packaging, case coding and pallet coding level to meet traceability requirements. With consumer demands influencing changes on packaging substrates, product ingredients and container sizes, do you fully understand how to adapt your operation to keep up with production? Diagraph will help you evaluate the coding and labeling equipment to best prepare snack manufacturers for packaging innovations.
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Coding for Safety & Traceability in the Food Supply Chain: A Comparison of Continuous Inkjet & Laser Coding
To be compliant with FSMA, food manufacturers must have accurate product identification in the form of expiry dates, batch codes, lot codes and more. In this whitepaper, we compare two leading automated solutions for labeling and coding primary products - continuous inkjet (CIJ) and laser coding.
Read our whitepaper to understand the pros and cons of CIJ versus laser in terms of food safety and traceability.
The Hidden Costs of Multi-Lane Coding
Traversing CIJ and thermal transfer overprinters (TTO) are the most commonly used technologies to achieve multiple lanes of print. This white paper covers the lesser known costs associated with multi-lane coding systems and discusses the alternative to traversing and TTO systems that will lower your bottom line.
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The Hidden Costs of End of Line Coding
End of line coding solutions, like large character inkjet and labeling, involve consumables that can add up in a significant way over the life of the machine. This white paper spotlights the hidden costs tied to labeling and case coding and discusses key features in end of line coding that will keep consumable and preventative maintenance costs down over the life of the machine.
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The Hidden Costs of Continuous Inkjet Coders
When evaluating continuous inkjet technology, it is important to have full transparency into the total cost of ownership. This white paper outlines five of the most common hidden costs associated with continuous inkjet coders, and the features to look for to keep TOC down.
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Date and Batch Coding in the Craft Brewing Industry
Craft brewers need date and batch coding equipment that can easily handle increased capacity and complexity. This white paper discusses important factors to consider before you purchase a new coder for your production line and includes a comprehensive cost-comparison of available coding technologies for both primary (bottles and cans) and secondary (outer cases and cartons) packaging. The question "when is it cost-effective to switch from manual coding to automatic coding?" is answered in this free guide.
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Choosing the Best Chemical Coding Solution
Both ink-based coders with specialty inks and laser coders can deliver chemical-resistant codes that stay put during both production and end-use by the customer. This white paper discusses important factors to consider before you purchase a new coder for your production line and includes a comprehensive comparison of available coding technologies.
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Choosing the Best Confectionery Coding Solution
Choosing a coding technology that performs reliably in quick-change manufacturing environments is ideal for the confectionery industry. The right solution should minimize operator error, be capable of storing a variety of messages and be versatile enough to meet changes in regulatory coding requirements.
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Choosing the Best Meat Processing Coding Solution
Maintaining high quality standards brings its own set of challenges, and certainly coding in the meat and poultry industry is becoming increasingly complex, with the introduction of new product types as well as new code regulations leading to more coding requirements and combinations. In most instances, the coding process will be a relatively simple task, but failure can be costly in an industry where perishable goods cannot always be re-coded, resulting in expensive scrapping.
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Download: 5 Keys to Coding & Marking for Meat Processing
Choosing a Coding Solution for the Cosmetic and Personal Care Industry Doesn't Have to be Hard
With an ever-growing array of product types, packaging formats, costs, and innovation driving and shaping packaging in the personal care product market, effective coding and marking equipment must continue to deliver high-quality codes onto a variety of substrates while ensuring code quality, reliability and cost of ownership.
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Printing & Coding Solutions for the Dairy Industry
Linx Continuous Ink Jet Printers provide reliable dairy printing and coding in fast moving production environments, allowing you to meet tight production schedules and minimize downtime. All Linx CIJ dairy printers are designed to withstand wash down and provide code consistency during long hours of operation with minimal manual intervention.
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Armed For Precision Labeling- Diagraph Print-and-Apply Labeling System
A print-and-apply labeling system with custom-engineered tamp arm precisely labels corrugated cases and reusable plastic totes, even when the label placement area is tight and recessed.
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Can You Live Without Air?
When asked this question, most people would respond by saying “No, of course not, I need air to breathe.” And they would be correct. But do you need air to run equipment which has typically been thought of as pneumatic-driven technology? The answer may surprise you.
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LASER - What’s WATT?
Whether you’re looking to go green or just looking for an alternative to ink jet for your marking needs, laser coding could be the best of both worlds. We’ll examine: Understanding what’s watt (power, speed and distance), Why lasers are “green” and Simple steps to success.
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Power Efficiency can save more than just a few pennies! Not all Label Applicators are created equal
We didn’t give much thought to the price of gasoline until it reached over $2 dollars a gallon, now we watch the price per gallon daily. The same theory holds true in regards to the power it takes to run equipment on our plant floor, until now. Take heed, power efficiency can save more than just a few pennies!
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I just want to Mark my Box! An Introduction To Industrial Ink Jet Printing
A big mistake most Original Equipment Manufactures (OEM) make is that they assume the customer/buyer looking to purchase equipment: know the industry, know the technical jargon and acronyms, and know what their options are. We can’t clarify every equipment dilemma; however we can simplify the process when it comes to large character marking and coding solutions.
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The Total Cost of Ownership: Small Character Continuous Ink Jet Coding
When looking at purchasing small character continuous ink jet coding equipment, it’s important to take a step back and look at the total cost of ownership. As consumers, we have fallen into the habit of looking at the sticker price, no matter if it’s a car, dishwasher, or ink jet printer and immediately formulating an opinion based on the price tag. “It’s too expensive” or “it costs more than other ones just like it” might be typical reactions when finding something that looks like it’s priced higher than similar looking, competitive models.
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What was wrong with barcodes that Wal*Mart has placed the burden of new expense and complication into the midst of regular production woes? The answer to this can be found by looking into the past and the future. First, the past and how cellular came to be more than just a luxury item for the wealthy. The first cellular radios had one channel to communicate, and if someone was already using the “line”, one would have to wait until it was free. As the technology evolved, several channels were created, but still there was a limit. Using cell towers that could cover several miles in all directions, a system of frequency re-use was established. If channel 868 was in use in one part of the city, channel 868 wasn’t used by another cell tower for 20 or more miles
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